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The Importance of Teaching Logic

The Importance of Teaching Logic

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end – Leonard Nimoy Logic, can it be taught? Or is it something that is naturally instilled? Actually, it can be taught! Breathe a sigh of relief. It is one of the most important skills to teach in elementary grades because it is a foundational critical thinking […]

PASSION PROJECTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PASSION PROJECTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Passion Projects and Genius Hour in the Classroom

Passion Projects were a staple in my gifted enrichment classroom in the 1970s.  Back in those days, we called them Type III enrichment activities (Renzulli Enrichment Model) or Independent Studies.  But thankfully, things changed as general education has embraced the concepts of thinking skills, creative production, and talent development. Today we see these activities implemented […]

MATH MINDSET: FOSTERING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS IN YOUR CLASSROOM

MATH MINDSET: FOSTERING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS IN YOUR CLASSROOM MATH MINDSET: FOSTERING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Are there any kiddos in your class with a fixed math mindset? Do they give up or refuse to attempt to solve a math problem if they’re afraid they will get a wrong answer? Are they reluctant to take on challenges and refuse to take a risk if they aren’t sure they’re right? Or do […]

Add Depth and Rigor to Addition and Subtraction with Pumpkin Paths

Add Depth and Rigor to Addition and Subtraction with Pumpkin Paths KEEP EM THINKING ADD RIGOR TO MATH INSTRUCTION

  Hello everyone! I’ve been on a LONG vacation from the blogging world, and I am so excited to be back!  This is my first in a series of blog posts about ways to increase the rigor of your math instruction, so be sure to check back for more ideas and FREEBIES! In fact, download a […]